On Saturday 6th of March the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix will take place to find Denmark’s Eurovision act for Rotterdam 2021. The artists will perform their track supported by a fifteen piece orchestra, surely something that will heighten the performances to an impressive degree.
We’ve included details on the tracks below, with translated artist quotes from the dr.dk website. You can hear the full songs here.
Chief 1 & Thomas Buttenschøn – ‘High Above the Clouds’
Writers: Nermin Harambasic, Thomas Buttenschøn, Chief 1
“We want to remind people that they love each other. The song is a friendly reminder that people need to remember those they are close to and how much they really mean to them,” says Thomas Buttenschøn.
Claudia Campagnol – ‘Abracadabra’
Writers: Louis Jarto, Melanie Wehbe and Emil Adler Lei.
“The song is about the things and people you will always love, even when they are gone. It can be family and friends, but also a dream or passion one has had. Even if you have lost someone or something, you never stop loving. It’s a song about eternal love,” says 34-year-old Claudia Campagnol.
The Cosmic Twins – ‘Silver Bullet’
Writers: Gisli Gislason, Rasmus Duelund, August Emil and Lise Cabble.
“You get the urge to party, but also a little urge to cry. It’s a song that can put one in a good mood, but it also hurts a little inside,” say Chris Andreev, who along with his twin brother, Alec Andreev, make up The Cosmic Twins.
Emma Nicoline – ‘Standing Right Here’
Writers: Emma Nicoline, Jeppe Pilgaard and Jacob Jørgensen.
“Sometimes the problems can become so all-consuming that you become blind to the people around you who want to help. With ‘Standing right here’ I try to say: “Hey, you are good enough as you are. Lower the parades, because I stand right here and I want to help you.”
Fire & Flame – ‘Practice Each Other’
Writer: Laurits Emanuel
“The song takes place on a dance floor, where a man and a woman have to try themselves to see which steps work. That session can also be used as a picture of how we, for example, behave when we cure someone else, or how you sometimes have to correct in life a little down the road when things do not go as we had planned.”
Jean Michel – ‘Beautiful’
Writers: Clara Sofie Fabricius, Johannes Nymark, Andreas Jensen and Jesper Hjersing Sidelmann.
“I know many of us tend to doubt ourselves, and with this song I try to establish that all damn are good, exactly as they are. I even know how to feel different. But it does not have to be negative to be different – on the contrary. We must pay tribute to diversity”
Mike Tramp – ‘Everything Is Alright’
Writer: Mike Tramp
“My song is not tailored or written for the Grand Prix. It’s a song I wrote because I had something on my mind. So when I go on stage in the Danish Melody Grand Prix, I go 100 percent on stage like Mike Tramp,”
Nanna Olivia – ‘Restless Hearts’
Writers: Anna David, Nicolai Levring and Casper Sørensen.
“The song is about getting over a breakup, even though the one that got away is still haunting the scenery. One says to oneself, “Now I just have to go out and give that gas in the city and do just what suits me,” but it just doesn’t feel quite right because there are still a lot of emotions in a pinch.”